A physically based eddy diffusion model for simulating the seasonal variation in lake temperature and evaporation is presented and validated. Because no lake‐specific fitting of the parameters of the model is necessary, the model can be used to simulate evaporation in studies of climate change and lake hydrology in a variety of settings. The eddy diffusion model is used to simulate evaporation for input to a simple lake level model that is applied to reconstruct recent fluctuations in the level of Harney‐Malheur Lake caused by climatic variations.
|Publication Subtype||Journal Article|
|Title||Simulation of lake evaporation with application to modeling lake level variations of Harney‐Malheur Lake, Oregon|
|Series title||Water Resources Research|
|Contributing office(s)||Coop Res Unit Seattle, Northern Rocky Mountain Science Center|
|Other Geospatial||Harney‐Malheur Lake|
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